I made this terrarium a few weeks ago, during a crafternoon with friends from my son’s school. We made 20 of them, and they served as centerpieces for my son’s school auction. The auction was this weekend, and I’m sooo happy I got to take one home! I wish I could have taken more home but now I’m going to have to make a few more! Please take a below at very simple instructions and materials below.
- Place gravel rocks or small pebbles at the very bottom of a glass container. The small rocks will prevent water from “sitting” at the bottom of the container when watering.
- Add on top of the gravel, gardening charcoal, which keeps odors from developing.
- Next add a layer of moss that helps water from seeping into the bottom.
- Add another layer of soil, about two to three inches deep, depending on the size of the glass container.
- Carefully plant the plants by digging a small hole into the soil. Voila, you have a terrarium. Please note that the terrarium does not have a lid. The reason behind this is that I will add a few succulent plants. These plants thrive in high light and dry environments. Traditionally an enclosed terrarium would create a very humid atmosphere for the succulent plants and this is not good for succulents ;)
Using the terrarium as decor
Main living room corner
Entry-way by the front door
Chairs by entry-way
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